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Weapons ban

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 65 governments, known in diplomatic circles as States Parties. The treaty’s first Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) concluded…

The real weapons of mass destruction

Sorry, wrong number. That is exactly what Tony Blair said when confronted with the Chilcot report on going into a war on Iraq based on the WMD (weapons of mass…

Resisting weapons

On July 21, I was walking in the forests surrounding the German Air Force Base at Büchel in the Eifel Mountains with three Catholic Worker friends, Susan van der Hijden…

Banning weapons

The vile suffering that poison gas inflicted on the soldiers of WWI so horrified the world that chemical weapons were banned only seven years after the Great War ended. But…

No nuclear weapons

In 2020, we’ve dealt with everything from gender reveal parties sparking deadly wildfires to locust swarms, murder hornets, and a global pandemic. So it may feel like talking about nuclear…

Ban on nuclear weapons?

At the United Nations in July when the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty draft was put to vote for adoption, Pakistan, along with all recognised and non-recognised nuclear weapons states, was…

Weapons of ‘mass contraction’

The United States has been the global economic leader since early 19th Century but global economic epicenter has shifted to Asia led by China. Today China is the largest economy…

Laser Weapons Edge Toward Use In US Military

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favoured…